Man Proposes Rimpocha Disposes- My New Life from Today On exiting Makaibari, the plantation his family had helmed for four generations, Rajah Banerjee welcomes the world to Rimpocha.
Rajah Banerjee gives away the remainder of his shares in the Makaibari Tea Estate- 12% in all- to a group of individuals who have led Makaibari to success, effectively making them stakeholders in the mammoth venture. This is a move, he knows, will create an economy of grassroots entrepreneurs, paving the way for an [...]
Rajah Banerjee: Darjeeling’s Bad Boy Rajah Banerjee at the Makaibari Garden “I don’t make mistakes; I only learn another way not to do it right.” So says Rajah Banerjee, the iconic leader of Darjeeling’s legendary Makaibari Estate. As you can imagine from this quote, Rajah is a polarizing figure in the tea world – [...]
The Call of the Trees- How It All Began Rajah Banerjee talks about the ethereal experience that showed him the path carved out for him, and cemented his involvement with Makaibari.
His presence is evocative of classical music, fine wine, a sip of hot oolong tea, the best things in life, smell of fresh earth, elegance that comes from generations of sophistication and a bravado that comes from the wildness of spirit. After having spent a day in the company of Rajah Banerjee, the de [...]